Twitter allows fans an unprecedented level of access to their favorite sport stars. And while that can be both a blessing and a curse, today it definitely took a humorous turn when Cowboys fans started tweeting safety Abram Elam directly, in an effort to get him to sign in Dallas.
A guy called Patrick Atkins, going by the name cowboyfan72 started the thing rolling (as far as I can tell) by tweeting Elam directly, telling him to pack his bags for Dallas, to which Elam replied that his bags were already packed.
A short while later, another user tried to sell Elam on the potential INTs he would be able to collect in the Cowboys defense, to which Elam again replied, "LMBO, Iike it".
That was followed by another tweet by a troy4smith telling the world that "every Cowboys fan needs to bug @abeelam until he signs with the Boys lol". Since then, it's likely been mayhem on Elam's twitter account. All of this of course is done in good humor, but it does drive home the fact that the Cowboys faithful are getting impatient. You'll find all the tweets mentioned here after the break below.
Now, if only some Eagles fans would tell DeSean Jackson that he should be paid at least as much as Nnamdi Asomugha...
This started it all:
@abeelam You know your going to be a cowboy,get what you can get and pack your bags Big D is waiting,need me to call Jerry & write the check
Elams first reply:
Another fan tries to convince Elam of the benefits of playing in Dallas.
@abeelam think about all of those lob balls that DWare is going to produce...That spells ELAM TO THE HOUSE with pick 6!
Elam plays along
Shortly thereafter, it likely got out of hand...